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Pedestrian in Critical Condition After Being Struck by Vehicle in Crosswalk on Roosevelt Avenue

Roosevelt Avenue at 56th Street (Google)

Sept. 5, 2020 By Christian Murray

A pedestrian is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle in the crosswalk while crossing Roosevelt Avenue Friday, police said.

The victim, a female, had the signal when she was hit at around 9:50 a.m. by a motorist who was turning left from 56th Street onto Roosevelt in an eastbound direction. The driver stopped at the scene, according to police.

The woman was struck by the passenger side of the vehicle and her head hit the pavement, police said. She was transported to Elmhurst Hospital with severe head injuries and is unlikely to survive, a NYPD spokesperson said.

The police did not have details as to the age or name of the victim–nor the driver.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

Update Sept. 7: The police still had no further information on her condition or whether an arrest has been made

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90% chance the driver was blinded by the sunlight or glare off of a parked car… when that happens there is no way to see the pedestrian in front of you. Your eyes cant refocus that quickly.

Amy Woodside

Rikku u think so ??It also could be that driver wasnt paying attention .
I walk with cane & slow due to knee problems there are times when I am crossing street driver dont give the right of way Its scary & had few close calls .

Greg in Queens

When making a turn onto a busy street there’s no need to go more than a few mph… it should give you plenty of time to see anyone, glare or no glare

Any more info QueensPost?

Please keep us updated . I live on 54 St and we like to lnow more info /age / name etc of the lady . Even though it said she was unlikely to survive there is hope. At least driver remain on scene

Naveen D.

Everyone was saying that there was a shooting by the Blink gym thst morning ??? We were waiting for the Q32 that morning sround 11: 30am . Why did they not let buses pass ?
What the heck was they say a shooting ??

Woodside Resident

What a terrible shame. My thoughts go out to her family. More needs to be done to slow down and decrease the number of vehicles on our roads. Nobody should be killed crossing the street.

People are hit and killed because this stupid city can't time the crosswalks right.

North/south drivers go. Then they both have left turns.

East/west drivers go. Then their left turns.

Then all crosswalks go! This is how to prevent tragedies! Wake up dumblazzio!


Of course nobody should be killed crossing the street but people don’t obey the traffic laws and it’s a wonder that there aren’t more deaths.


Joe, Did you actually read the article? The woman who was killed was walking with the light.

Did Joe mention the crosswalk person was wrong?

No. Just people in general don’t obey the rules. Driver’s, too.

Donald Chump

If you were kin to this poor woman who was negligently murdered, you’d sing a different song, Anon.


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